Modi Urges Speedy Implementation of World Bank Projects

Published: 23rd July 2014 08:55 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd July 2014 08:55 PM   |  A+A-

By IANS

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday tweeted that he had urged the World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim in a meeting here that speedy implementation was required for projects in India backed by the global lender.

"My meeting with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim was very fruitful. We live in a world where speed matters. Quick execution is essential. Speeding up World Bank projects will surely increase the impact," Modi tweeted on his official handle.

"Rather than dollars, we are more interested in knowledge and expertise of World Bank. Dr. Kim agreed & said WB can be our information bank."

The World Bank president also met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to review key development priorities. Kim, who reached India Monday, has visited the state of Tamil Nadu. 

Modi urged the global lender to provide ideas to enhance the employability of Indian workforce.

"We want ideas from the World Bank not only on mass production but also on production by masses, which will benefit our workforce". 

"I also suggested to Dr. Jim Yong Kim that the cleaning of the Ganga would be a very inspiring project for the World Bank," he added. 

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